Homeless & Recovery
Lazarus House - St. Charles - A community home that provides shelter, food, encouragement, information, and case management to men, women, and children in need. Volunteer opportunities include making a meal, serving a meal, helping the overnight team, working as a receptionist at the women and children center, landscaping, or cleaning. Call 630.587.2144
Northern Illinois Food Bank - St. Charles - Is the link between national food manufacturers and local agencies (food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, etc.). 8 years or older, with parent. Call 630.443.6910
P.A.D.S. - Elgin - Provides meals to the homeless through various area churches. Come help serve a meal. Call 847.608.9744
Wayside Center - Elgin - Offers daytime intervention for the hurting and homeless. They provide counseling services, Bible study, job placement assistance, sack lunches, showers, laundry facilities, clothing, and other household items. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring (training required), facilitating Bible studies, making and serving meals, sorting, and administrative and computer assistance. Call 847.695.4405. To donate items, call Michael 630.892.4239 x243.
Hesed House/P.A.D.S. - Aurora - Provides the homeless with shelter and meals during the winter months. P.A.D.S. provides emergency overnight shelter. Serving opportunities include food coordination, providing dinner, serving dinner, packing lunches, checking in clients, preparation of meals, shopping at Sam's, and working the store. Contact: Hesed House
Master's Touch - Aurora - Helps men gain control of their lives through structured programs and Bible based counseling and education. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring (training required and offered), administrative help, and Bible study facilitation. Contact: Blackberry Creek Campus Community Impact
Hope Haven - DeKalb - Provides shelter and meals to the homeless, assists the homeless in moving into stable housing, and advocates for the rights of homeless individuals and families. Volunteer opportunities include preparing part of the meal on the third Friday or fifth Sunday, providing food for sack lunches, general cleaning, helping with children's activities, emergency call list, and helping in the office. Call 815.787.6161
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